Research-Based Practical Strategies for Every Teacher In an age of information overload, do you ever wish you could find one resource that would allow you to quickly gain insight into a variety of cutting-edge practices in elementary education? You’re holding it at your fingertips. What Really Works in Elementary Education compiles the advice of experts who not only understand the research behind certain educational practices, but also have experience working in elementary classrooms. Each user-friendly chapter, focused on a topic vital to elementary educators, presents information in a straightforward way to help you learn what works – and what does not work – with students today. Whether you’re a new educator, or just seeking to build new skills, you’ll benefit from • Insight into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment • Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students • Chapters focused on effective methods for teaching within content areas • Practical tips for reaching all learners; including ELLs, students with autism, and gifted students • Useful reproducibles and resources for every topic area Never before has so much valuable information been presented so simply and effectively in one resource. Are you ready to focus on what works best?
Chapter 6: Awe-Inspiring Arts Integration
Awe-Inspiring Arts Integration
What Really Works in Arts Integration in the Elementary Classroom
Arts Integration? But I Have NO Artistic Abilities!
Whether you realize it or not, the arts are a part of your everyday life. As educators, you design and decorate your classrooms in ways that are visually stimulating and help kids learn. You play music as students arrive in order to invigorate and set a positive tone for the day. Even when you aren’t feeling well, you put on your teaching face, don a smile, and [Page 88]perform the “art” of teaching. You use your voice by changing the tone and volume when needed and use your hands and body to bring concepts, ...